Thursday, October 22, 2015


Row #3, Grave #308-10-042, GPS 41.41673 N - 71.97187 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey) Gallup, Lucy, relict of Nathan, died Nov. 21, 1834, age 85
Photograph by Brian Zoldak, 2014

Lucy PACKER and Nathan GALLUP, Jr. were married on 4 Jan 1778 in Ledyard, Connecticut. When he died in 1778, Lucy became a young widow (as it says here on her gravestone as "relict"). She lived until 21 Nov 1834, aged 85 years. This tells us that she did not marry again after her husband and son both died.  Her gravestone is in the style of the 1830s.

The newest Gallup Genealogy (2009) states that Lucy was born 23 Oct 1750 in Groton but tells us no more about her. Wheeler's History of Stonington mentions her husband but doesn't say he married as it just lists his date of birth and death.

Lucy is listed in the Barbour Index of Groton as the daughter of John Packer, Jr. and Hannah. 

1 comment:

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

The image of the weeping willow always seems appropriate on tombstones.